March 14, 2013 Subject:
write on !
spot on for the DNA of a movement.
July 2, 2012 Subject:
Nothing cataclysmic or anything,
but it's good to hear these points of view being rationally & succinctly stated by someone in 1967. Unfortunately, it's also a reminder we haven't come that far.
June 8, 2011 Subject:
The address is 710 ASHBURY not Haight. Almost a block and a half up the hill from Haight St. and the famous intersection.
This interview was by Randy Groeke & Mike Cramer. Date uncertain. Probably February or early March because it took place when their first album was about to be released (1st album release date was March 17, 1967). Groeke was a banjo student of Garcias in the early 60's, when they both lived south of SF around Palo Alto. Groeke decided to call Jerry up and arrange to do an interview 'friend to friend'. Besides Jerry and the interviewers, there's Mountain Girl, Bob Weir, Pigpen, and others in the background.
June 8, 2011 Subject:
One of the things that makes listening to the Grateful Dead so rewarding is the rich history and ideology of its members and the general lifestyle that follows. I unfortunately never got to experience this atmosphere in a live show setting or met the band or anything so this type of recording is so immensely valuable personally. Jerry was inspiring in many ways and this interview shows why. A must listen for anyone invested in the dead as more than just ear candy.
Reviewer:East Coast Dave in WA
July 8, 2010 Subject:
Young Jerry Speaks
Anyone who loves the Dead will enjoy this. As inspiring today as it must have been then (I wasn't born until 1970). Always uncomfortable as the figurehead, this interview shows why he was exactly that. Leading by example, as opposed to pushing your beliefs onto someone else. RIP Jerry, I choose to celebrate the memories instead of mourning your passing!
May 25, 2010 Subject:
Someone on tape asked him once " why do you get smoke pot all the time? " Jerry goes " it feels good " Thats it, to the point and no hippie story time.
I wish he stuck to the herb. Thanks for the first 4/29/71 and getting to me in the honest way.
December 19, 2009 Subject:
Listening to this, for me, has next to nothing to do with music. Jerry was f***ing brilliant, humble, honest, and as on as his music (by definition i suppose- stupid as it may sound to say). I experienced every emotion i'm capable of while listening to this. Possibly my favorite recording on these archives. OK, maybe i'm full of it, but as powerful as anything i've experienced, ever. Helps me to understand so much about what i do from why i do things, to why i love to listen to the Dead more than everything else put together. 'We just want to make music to make people feel a little better, that's the most we want to do'. Talk about an over-achiever.
July 1, 2009 Subject:
Quote of the Day
JG: Yes I'm a dropout
Q: Dropout from what?
JG: Dropout from anything
t2 around 15 minutes
December 1, 2008 Subject:
It's 710 ASHBURY, not Haight
When Jerry died, Deadheads left a pile of flowers, candles, bears, photos, and other tributes on the steps of the house, which is occupied by ordinary citizens. After that, they put a low gate up. A lovely victorian house, BTW.
This is a great interview. Jerry talks about music, the San Francisco scene and other bands and his interaction with them, and a variety of other interesting topics. This interview is before the Dead broke out of San Francisco, and Jerry doesn't know how New Yorkers will react to the Dead.
The tape is of very good audio quality as well. I wish I could download it to my iPod! Hey Archive, any chance of podcasting this in 30 minute installments?
October 27, 2008 Subject:
maaannnnnn we don't have no message
Its funny to hear Jerry imagine what it would be like to be a rich musician. Oh my young man, the places you will take us. God bless, and I hope we get back to this place of freedom again some day!
Peace you freaky freaks :) Spread the Love
March 5, 2008 Subject:
Thank you so much for posting this, it sounds excellent and provides some interesting historical insight. 5*'s easy.